Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOX) saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders bought 1,057 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately Infinity compared to the typical volume of 0 call options.

Several analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday. OTR Global upgraded shares of Twenty-First Century Fox to a “positive” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of C$34.00.

Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX) opened at C$28.07 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 2.08 and a quick ratio of 1.82. Twenty-First Century Fox has a 1 year low of C$24.30 and a 1 year high of C$31.94. The company has a market cap of $51,959.14, a P/E ratio of 14.62 and a beta of 1.18.

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The company reported C$0.36 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of C$0.37 by C($0.01). Twenty-First Century Fox had a net margin of 10.30% and a return on equity of 21.42%. The business had revenue of C$6.75 billion during the quarter. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.45 earnings per share.

In other news, Director David F. Devoe sold 30,149 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$28.01, for a total transaction of C$844,473.49. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 55,647 shares in the company, valued at approximately C$1,558,672.47. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO James R. Murdoch sold 111,713 shares of Twenty-First Century Fox stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$27.94, for a total transaction of C$3,121,261.22. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 234,236 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately C$6,544,553.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 39.40% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of FOX. Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. lifted its position in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 4.4% during the 3rd quarter. Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. now owns 3,240,261 shares of the company’s stock worth $83,566,000 after purchasing an additional 137,885 shares during the last quarter. Freestone Capital Holdings LLC lifted its position in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 16.0% during the 2nd quarter. Freestone Capital Holdings LLC now owns 128,410 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,579,000 after purchasing an additional 17,757 shares during the last quarter. Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors LLC lifted its position in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 8.5% during the 2nd quarter. Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors LLC now owns 84,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,363,000 after purchasing an additional 6,650 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in Twenty-First Century Fox by 10.4% during the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 1,673,361 shares of the company’s stock worth $46,637,000 after acquiring an additional 158,036 shares in the last quarter. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its stake in Twenty-First Century Fox by 185.9% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 5,128,361 shares of the company’s stock worth $142,927,000 after acquiring an additional 3,334,740 shares in the last quarter. 23.24% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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About Twenty-First Century Fox

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc is a media and entertainment company. The Company’s segments include Cable Network Programming; Television; Filmed Entertainment, and Other, Corporate and Eliminations. The Cable Network Programming segment produces and licenses news, business news, sports, general entertainment, factual entertainment and movie programming for distribution.

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